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71 Vert build
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Ok guys I guess it's time to get working on my 71. This will be a long thread, and updated as work is done (or can afford it). This is a project for me and will only be worked on when my job allows. As some of you know I live off what I make in my own shop and sometimes I get so busy I forget my own name. I would like to take this time to thank all the members on 7173 for the parts I have been gathering (you know who you are). Just want all of you to know I really appreciate everything. I still have to give Don at OMS about 3 months pay for the rest of the parts I will need as I go along, but I'm sure he won't mind.
As for the car story, I had a 68 GT fastback for a while and enjoyed driving it on pretty weekends (gotta love a 4 speed) but unforeseen circumstances arose and I had to part with it (or also known as divorce). I watched ebay, and craigslist in hopes of replacing my beloved (the car) but let me tell you...they are pricey and if you do find a good buy you better get ahold of them in the first 5 minutes or you lose. And then one day my Iphone app popped up a 71 convertible that caught my eye so I emailed the guy and he responded. He told me he bought the car to rebuild but when the guy he had working on it gave him a price for rust repair he decided to cut his loses and buy a better car. The problem with this one is the usual rust areas...floor pans, trunk pan, cowl, and this one has front framerail problems as well. The guy he had working on it already replaced the inner rockers, and cut the pans out (I do one pan at a time) so now I will have to jig it to get it right. At least he already bought all the metal for it so all I have to do is weld them in Big Grin I will post pics of the car as it was in his shop, and update as I go along. Any way that's my story so far.
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#2
You have a 71-73 mustang convertible car finder app for your iPhone? Cool. Where can I get it?

The rest of the post was pretty cool too.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#3
Just dig in and it will be done before you know it! Keep the progress reports coming.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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#4
looks like a decent platform to start with, Good luck and keep us posted!!.

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Iyman
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Don65Stang;123834 Wrote:You have a 71-73 mustang convertible car finder app for your iPhone? Cool. Where can I get it?

The rest of the post was pretty cool too.

I set it up through craigslist app, and ebay app. Just tell it what you want in notifications, set sounds, and banner and your done.
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#6
What's under the hood? Good luck with the car, I'm sure you are anxious to get started.
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#7
All good things take time. Do what you can when you can and keep making plans for the next step. Great to hear you are getting started. If you need help or looking for some additional parts let me know. Sometimes two sets of eyes looking for parts works out well.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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matrixx;123892 Wrote:What's under the hood? Good luck with the car, I'm sure you are anxious to get started.

I worked out a trade for a 76 lincoln that will be my drivetrain, 460, C6, and 350 gears but I will keep the numbers matching 302, C4 it came with.

bkdunha;123893 Wrote:All good things take time. Do what you can when you can and keep making plans for the next step. Great to hear you are getting started. If you need help or looking for some additional parts let me know. Sometimes two sets of eyes looking for parts works out well.

Only thing I really need is grill mount extensions cause I will be changing to a mach1 grill, but I'm sure other things will pop up as I get into it. I have been gathering parts for almost a year already. Everything else that's left will be bought from Don at OMS.
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#9
Cool car. I would love a very myself. I think our cars look awesome with the top down.
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Ahem, I think an update is past due...even if the update is just a new pic showing a new layer of dust. Smile

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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